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BILL CREATING WAR CABINET
INTRODUCED; WILSON SAYS
i: WILL OPPOSE NEW MASURE
Senators Fayor Legislation to Form Council to Direct War
Operations; Secretaries of War and Navy are
Excluded from Serving as Members
Washington, Jan. 21. President Wilson has served notice
on democratic leaders in the senate that he will use all his in
fluence and power to beat the bill to create a war council.
"The president will fight to the finish," was the word brought
to the capitol today.
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Despite the president's announced
determination to oppose the bill with
all hi$ resources, it was introduced in
the senate today as planned by Chair
man Chamberlain of the military com
raittee and with the approve of prac
tically all the democrats -of the com
mittee, who showed no disposition to
The president and Secretary Baker
held a conference regarding the bill
Saturday after the war secretary had
been handed draft by Senator
Hitcheock. A definite statement. of
President Wilson's views is expected
Even in the face of .the White
House opposition committee mem
bers are confident of pushing the bill
through by means or a nonpartisan
coalition of members favoring
changes in the policies governing the
conduct of the war.
The bill provides for the creation
of a war cabinet, that name having
been substituted in committee for
"war council," of three men, distin
guished in business, executive, admin
istration and public affairs and not
members of the president's cabinet
War Secretary Barred.
It specially states that the secre
taries of war and navy shall not be
Nothing in the bill, however, pre
vents the appointment to the war
cabinet of members of the president's
cabinet, but that man could not serve
in both capacities.
War cabinet members would re
ceive $12,000 annually, the same as
members of the executive cabinet, and
would rank above regular cabinet
members in power for control of war
policies. The measure also t arries an
initial approiation of $500,000 for
The senate war inquiry, suspended
recently to complete the details of the
war cabinet legislation, probably will
be resumed late this wee, with in
vestigation into cantonment contracts,
army sanitation and aircraft, produc
tion. Gentleman to Sail Soon.
Washington. D. C, Jan. 20. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Thomas P. Gentle
man of Omaha, recently appointed
to a secretaryship at the embassy at
Taris, France, wil'" sail for his- new
post on Wednesday from an Atlantic
OMAHA BOY KILLED
BY HAND GRENADE
IN FRENCH TOWN
Lieut. Scott McCormick, Son of
Harry McCormick of This
City; Was With
Lieutenant Scott McCormick of a
New York infantry detachment with
the American expeditionary forces in
France died from injuries caused by
an explosion of hand grenades, accord-
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ing to information received from the
War department by his father, Harry
McCormick, living in the Beaton
apartments, 3116 Farnani street.
A telegram announcing his death
January 17 was received from Persh
ing Saturday. It revealed no details
of the accident nor when or where
it happened. Shortly before receiving
the telegram his aunt, Mrs. Arthur
Remington, received a letter in which
he stated that he was comfortably
billeted in a French village, that he
had a stove and plenty of wood and
was keeping warm in spite of the
Training Is Rigorous.
He told of the rigorous training
the troops were receiving and that
he was constantly busy from 5 o'clock
in the morning until 9 o'clock at
night The officers theoretically were
to have leisure hours from 4 o'clock in
the afternoon until 7 clock, but dur
ing that time they ate their dinner and
censored all mail.
Lieutenant McCormick was 25 years
of age and born in Omaha- He gave
up his business interests in New York
at the hrst call tor troops and en
tered the first officers' training camp
at Plattsburg last May. He was com
missioned t second lieutenant and
went to France with the Rainbow
He was a son of Harry McCormick,
who was also born here and lived for
years in the old McCormick home
stead at Eighteenth street and Capitol
avenue. His mother was formerly
Miss Mabel Fonda, a graduate of
the Omaha High school.
Soldier Confesses to
Starting Warehouse Fire
Washington, Jan. 21. Frederick L.
Woodward;, a private in the army
quartermaster corps, confessed today
that he started the fire which threat
ened the quartermaster warehouse
here last week and destroyed $50,000
worth of food and other supplies.
An official statement says Wood
ward declared himself a pyromaniac.
California Healing Law
Washington, Jan. 21. The Cali
fornia state medical practice act pro
viding for licensing and regulating
persons engaged in healing the sick
was today declared constitutional by
the supreme court.
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he fashion Center for VJomev1
Bed Spread Sale
Marsailles Spreads extra
size for box spring mat
tresses $ 8.75 Spreads, 90x99, $ 7.00
$10.75 Spreads, 90x99, $ 8.89
$12.75 Spreads, 90x99, $10.00
Spreads for double beds
$6.75 values for - - - $5
Imported Satin Spreads,
for single beds and in
matched pairs for twin
$12.00 Spreads for $10.00
$18.00 Spreads for - $12.00
$16.00 Spreads for - $13.50
$17.50 Spreads for $15.00
Crochet Bed Spreads
$3.00 Hemmed Spreads, $2.50
$3.75 Hemmed Spreads, $3.25
Linen Section Main Floor.
Exceptional Indeed Are These
Fur Coat Values
Offered for Tuesday
The Men's Shop
Men's Wool Hose
Still we have adequate assort
ments in spite of unusual sell
ing. A nev number is of natural
color, all wool, in sizes 9 to
12. Priced at 75c
Other Good Hose
Silks, lisles and cotton hose, in
Wayne Knit and Interwoven.
Styles, colors and sizes to suit
all requirements. Prices right.
Shirt Sale Lasts
But a Few Days More
Splendid values are offered in
the best of patterns and colors.
Such well and favorably known
makes as Manhattan, Eagle and
To the Left
i You Enter.
Fowne's and Kayser's silk
and double silk gloves
washabje, in black, white,
brown and navy, At $1,
$1.25, $1.50 a pair.
Fowne's Filasette, a wash
able fabric glove, in white,
75c and $1 a pair.
Out Size Hose
Ih AU Styles
There is practically no limit
, to the selection offered. It's as
complete as the stock of regu
Cotton, double soles, 39c.
Heavy Lisle, double soles,
farter tops, 59o.
ine cotton, garter tops, double
Silk, with lisle tops and soles,
at $1.25, $1.50.
Silk with lisle tops and soles.
Grey, silver, pink, bronze,
browns and champagne, $2.
It has never been the Thompson-Belden policy
to carry over stocks from one season to another.
Pursuant with this custom, 'we offer these
Important Reductions on Fur Coats
One Hudson Seal, Marten Trimmed - - $300
One Beautiful Nutria Coat ----- $200
One Coat of Natural Hair Seal - - - - $175
One Hudson Seal Coat $275
One Handsome Hudson Seal Cape - - - $170
One Attractive Hudson Seal Cape - - - $84
Such extraordinary price reductions are
worthy of your serious consideration.
New Early Spring Hats
Disclosing new straws
and satin combina
tions; also straw with
Georgette Crepe and
all straw hats in smart
styles for early spring
wear. Attractive col
ors that are in vogue
for the coming season
are properly repre
sented. Reasonable prices
$5, $7.50, $10
Special Items From the Linen Sale
$5 Pattern Table Cloths, Tuesday - - - $4.50
$5 Linen Napkins to Match - - $4.50 a dozen
Extra Heavy Irish Linen Crash Toweling,
washed, ready for use, 40c quality, 35c "a yard
30c Linen Glass Toweling - - - 25c a yard
35c Bleached Turkish Towels, for - - - 25c
A small number of
desirable styles are to be
had Tuesday at
Men's Pore Irish
A supply for future needs
can be had now 1Q
for, each - - - ltC
Or $2.25 the dozen.
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Navy Art Calendar Today
The Omaha Bee is sending free to its readers a beautiful pa
triotic Art Calendar.
The illustration on this calendar, the work of a well-knowiS
artist, sums up in a striking poster the War Spirit of America.
It shows the figure of Liberty with drawn sword pointing the
way to a siaunch American sailor, while over them both wave the
folds of the Stars and Stripes.
There is no advertising matter on this calendar. It is a work of
art, intended to serve as an ornament and a patriotic inspiration
through what may well prove to be the most trying year in Ameri
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